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2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi October 3-14​

Final Medals Tally​
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Common Wealth games Hockey: India Pakistan and Australia in the same pool

The draw sees teams allocated across two pools.


Pool A: Australia, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Scotland.

Pool B: England, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago.


Pool A: Australia, South Africa, India, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago.

Pool B: England, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Wales.

Match schedule (all times local, all matches on Pitch 1 unless stated):
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Results & Medals - 2010 Commonwealth Games thread

I think India need to finish atleast in top 3, if not second overall in the medals tally given the home advantage. This way finally sports will gain more popularity amongst the youth, and maybe in a two decades India could become a serious contender in the Olympics :dunno:
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seems England has a free ticket to the finals in pool B
India fear Commonwealth Games venues will not be ready

2010-05-26 17:51:35

New Delhi: Construction delays have raised fears that Commonwealth Games venues may not be fully ready in time providing a potential embarrassment for India which hopes the Games will showcase its rising economic power.

The country is expecting two million tourists in New Delhi, as well as athletes from 71 teams from the 54 Commonwealth member states for the October 3-14 Games. About 10,000 athletes and officials are due to take part.

However, with 132 days to go, the main stadium is months overdue and completion of the swimming pool and other venues has been delayed, highlighting the slow pace of India's infrastructure development.

"I am not wanting to sound alarmist, but the reality is there is a lot more to be done, a lot of finishing work to be done," Mike Hooper, chief executive officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation, said in an interview.

Other officials from the Commonwealth Games Federation and the Indian Olympic Association voiced similar concerns.

India had initially promised to hand over the venues to Games organisers by December 31, 2009.

Targets have been consistently missed for building roads, ports and power plants. Bureaucracy and red tape and difficulties in acquiring land have delayed plans to overhaul infrastructure to sustain 8-9 percent economic growth by 2012.

Experts say poor infrastructure shaves an estimated 1 or 2 percentage points off India's annual economic growth.

The capital is also repairing old colonial buildings and completing new roads and rail links to give the city a makeover to try to ensure a successful event.

But the signs have not been encouraging. "The construction agencies have promised that they will meet deadlines but, unfortunately, we have had times when many promises were made and then we find one reason or another that delivery hasn't been there," Hooper said.

Authorities now fear the schedule will become so tight they will have insufficient time to check venues for glitches before the Games open.

Heightening those fears, the lights went out at a stadium on the first day of an Asian junior tennis tournament on Monday, forcing officials to abandon eight matches.

"The Games will happen, swimming will happen, athletics will happen," Hooper said. "But it comes down to the level and standards of completion, I suppose."

India is also endeavouring to reassure foreign participants that it will provide foolproof security for the Commonwealth Games.

Threats to sporting events were underscored in April when bombs went off outside a packed cricket stadium in south India. That stirred concerns India might not be able to secure events involving large numbers of athletes and spectators at a variety of venues.

A comprehensive setup to provide security, including high-tech scanners and X-ray equipment, has yet to be purchased by authorities, let alone installed at venues, officials say. Thousands of security staff will oversee the venues.

Hooper said he was wary of threats by mostly Pakistan-based militant groups but said security drills had been satisfactory so far.

"Everybody is concerned about the security environment... but no team has said we are not coming to the Games," Hooper said.
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Two tough teams in the pool. Big Challenge for India. Yes, home advantage, but on the other hand, tough competition.
After Bolt, champion cyclist Hoy pulls out of CWG 2010

London: Four-time Olympic champion cyclist Chris Hoy of Scotland today announced that he will not take part in Delhi Commonwealth Games as it is likely to clash with European Championships, a development which will take the sheen out of cycling competition in the October 3-14 event.

Hoy, who won gold in 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, has informed Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) that he is no longer available for selection for the Delhi Games.

“Whilst he had originally planned to take part, a late clash of events with the new European Championships means that he is now required by British Cycling to compete as part of the Great Britain Sprint Team, in order to qualify for the Olympic Games in London 2012,” a statement from CGS said.

The European Championships, whose date and venue is yet to be confirmed, is a qualifying event for 2012 London Olympics.

Hoy’s pulling out would be another blow for the Delhi Games organisers after triple Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica had made himself unavailable for the multi-sporting event.

Chairman of CGS, Michael Cavanagh rued Scotland would miss a gold medal prospect in New Delhi but said his country would still have a strong team.

“First and foremost we are bitterly disappointed for Chris himself. He is a fantastic supporter of Team Scotland, competing and winning medals in three Commonwealth Games and he is an inspirational ambassador for Scottish sport. Nobody will be more disappointed than him, not to be in Delhi wearing the Scottish jersey.

“He has been placed in a no win situation by the UCI (International Cycling Union) and British Cycling with their late decision and we fully appreciate that he must meet his Olympic qualification obligations,” Cavanagh said.

“Despite Chris’s omission we are confident that we will have a strong committed team in Delhi and it now creates an opportunity for other cyclists to step up to the challenge of emulating their hero,” he said.

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Pole-vault top gun Hooker taking Delhi 2010 very seriously

NEW DELHI, 26 July 2010: World and Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker (Australia) has said he will take the competition at the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi very seriously, even though he will start as overwhelming favourite to win gold.

Hooker is second on the 2010 world rankings with a best clearance of 5.91m behind Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie (5.94m). England's Steve Lewis, who was seventh behind Hooker at last year's world championship in Berlin, has cleared only 5.50m this year and is likely to be Hooker’s main challenger.

Hooker, who is the Australian track and field team captain and is the defending champion, told the Australian media: “I'm still taking it very seriously. There's no way do I want to go to Delhi and have a poor result. It's going to be the one competition of the year where all the eyes of Australia are going to be on me.”
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Commonwealth Games not a side show: Coe
Press Trust of India, Updated: July 29, 2010 15:19 IST

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games have never been a "side-show" and the people of the capital would get a chance to watch the stars of tomorrow in action during the October 3-14 mega event here, feels legendary British athlete Sebastian Coe.

"Commonwealth Games is certainly not a side-show but the world's third largest event. It's a high-quality sporting competition with so much honour associated with it. I am sure that the Games will leave a long-lasting legacy that people would remember throughout their life," Coe said.

"In a number of ways, winning a medal in CWG is quite tougher than winning medal in many events. To win a medal in sprint, 800m, 1500m or 5000m is not a child's play.

"Many of the household names in sporting world today had make their first image in this tournament only. I am sure that the people of Delhi would be watching the stars of tomorrow," said Coe, who had won 1500m gold at the Olympic Games in 1980 (Moscow) and 1984 (Los Angeles).

The Englishman said Indians should now get ready to watch some spectacular performance by the athletes like Asafa Powell during the Delhi event.

"Many stars are coming to the Delhi Games such as Asafa Powell who had made his debut in this event only. So this event has its own importance and no one can deny this," Coe said.

Coe, who is part of the delegation of the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron, said that it was nice to find the organisers in a relaxed mood with the event round the corner.

"It's good to see them so calm and relaxing with just 63 days left. I can say the Organising Committee is ready," he said.

The 53-year-old middle distance runner also feels that it is the time the media as well as the people of the country back the OC so that the Games becomes a success.

"It's time for India, it's media and people to get really excited and feel proud about the Games. World's third largest event is coming to your shores and you all should be happy.

"This is a great opportunity not only for sports but also the culture and tradition. An extraordinary story would going to be written about the Indian economy also," Coe said.

Coe, whose mother was born in India, added that hosting a mega-event like the CWG or Olympic Games was always a big challenge.

"We have a very good team working hard day and night to make the London Olympic Games a success. We still have a lot of works to do in these two years. Venues are structurally complete but interior works have to be done to turn them into the Olympic venues," said Coe, chief of the 2012 Olympic Games Organising Committee.

"I want to see greater participation by young people in Olympics and para-Olympic sports. I want to showcase cultural and traditional legacy that we have nurtured," said Coe.

Coe, who visited a city school today as part of London 2012 International Inspirational Programme, said the initiative has involved six million young people worldwide and is a huge success in India also.

"This programme is hugely successful for us. Our aim is to get 12 million young people involved into sports and the physical education activities in the run-up to London 2012.

"This is our first visit to India and response is good. Practice of sport in the communities can break social barriers and provide greater cohesion," he added.
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A day after vehemently denying that India's top players have threatened to pull out of the Commonwealth Games because of non-payment of dues, the All India Tennis Association was left red faced when it came to light that the warning was from four elite players.

The men's team for the Games -- Leander Paes , Mahesh Bhupathi , Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna -- wrote to the All India Tennis Association that if they are not paid their dues by next month "none of them will be available for the Games in October".
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Indian Swimming team for CWG to be selected in Jaipur

The Indian Swimming team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi will be selected here during the 64th Senior National Swimming Championship, to be held in the Pink City from August 24 to 28 at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium and Rajasthan University Sports Complex.
Swimming Federation of India (SFI) Secretary General B D Nanawati said the venue of Jaipur would be the base of the selection for the Indian Swimming team for the Commonwealth Games, New Delhi from October 3 to 14.
''It would be the last and final selection. Apart from this, the team for the Asian Games, which is going to be held at China in November, would also be selected here,'' Nanawato told mediapersons here today.
''Three member selection committee would witness the whole the event, '' he said and adding that Federation vice president Raman Upadhyay, Arun Shah and national coach S Pradeep are in the selection committee.
Three swimmers comprising Rohit Hawaldar, Rehan Poncha and Sandeep Sejwal have already qualified for the Commonwealth Games, while the remaining will be selected here in the event.
Nanawati further said the coaching camp till the Games will be conducted at New Delhi, where the swimming pools are yet to be completed.
''Many works are still to be done. But we want to test the facilities there, either it is practicable or not,'' he added.
Replying to a question, Nanawati said let the competition start, then we would see that the facilities are good or not.
''Till today the pools are not ready,'' he mantained.
He said that all top swimmers of the country would participate here.
The swimmers who were abroad have returned and as many as 1200 swimmers of 31 teams are expected to participate in the championship.
''We have heard that the venue of Jaipur is very good. Touch Pad and Electronic timing system would be brought from Banglore soon. Let's see the how many swimmers could be selected for the commonwealth games in 40 events,'' Nanawati said.
''We have demanded for foreign coaches but the government did not give us permission in which one was from the Australia and six other coaches also.
''How can we then expect for good results?'' he questioned.
He also said the teams will accommodate at Vansthali Marg's hotels.
Swimming and water polo event will take place at SMS Stadium while diving event at Varsity swimming pool.
Ganesh Mandir Trust has expanded the spectators place. Now 800 more spectators can sit and watch the event from there. Sports Council has also extended their supporting hands to the organisers, he added.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Swimming Association (RSA) secretary Bhupendra Singh Rathore said Karnataka are the defending champion in men and women section respectively, in swimming event while Railways clinched the title in diving event last year.
''Railway and Kerela men and women team won the water polo title respectively in the last championship.
''As many as 54-events in the men and women section respectively, 40-event in diving, 12 diving and two event of water polo,'' he said.
Rathore further said Jaipur had earlier conducted the national championship three times in 1964, 1973 and 1987, and it is the fourth time after a span of 23 years.
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Member of Pedalyatri - Rajesh Kalra writes in his blog. Read on.

Hey Commonwealth !!!!!
^It's even worse than I could have imagined. I might actually start to literally believe my signature.

In a way, a poorly organized CWG might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. It might..just might...finally result in some positive change for Indian sport. But considering that murderers and rapists run this country, one would have to be very optimistic to believe that.
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When Qasab went on a rampage in Mumbai, we all had hopes that the political structure, governance, bearacracy would improve. Those South Mumbai-ites who screamed and yelled and hollored in horror when bloodshed happened in their own backyard, we thought their educated and well off lot would be a hope for the BEGINNING OF CHANGE. ANd look where we are today?

And you think there will be change after CWG? Have no hopes at all. It hurts to say this but the only thing we are good at, is to be masters of embarassment in front of the world.
I bet Kalmadi and Co will be under an enquiry's scanner, reams of reports and suggestions will come up. He will go scot free and we will be back to our square one of squalor and debris of governance.

^It's even worse than I could have imagined. I might actually start to literally believe my signature.

In a way, a poorly organized CWG might turn out to be a blessing in disguise. It might..just might...finally result in some positive change for Indian sport. But considering that murderers and rapists run this country, one would have to be very optimistic to believe that.
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A nice documentary about Indian women's netball team... It will be the first time they'll be competing in the commonwealth games...The documentary also sheds some light on the training of the athletes.
Bindra, Narang in India's CWG shooting team

NEW DELHI: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will spearhead the Indian shooting challenge in both the Commonwealth and Asian Games along with other top marksmen such as Gagan Narang and Manavjit Singh Sandhu.

Bindra along with Narang will represent the country in 10m air rifle event in the October 3 to 14 Delhi Commonwealth Games, the National Rifles Association of India said in a statement.

"Narang, however, will also compete in the 50m prone and 50m 3 position events. He will be the only shooter to participate in three rifle events," the NRAI said.

"This the best team we could have picked and it is picked purely on current form and caliber. The selection trials were transparent and all the guys who have done well have made the team," national coach Sunny Thomas, who attended the selection committee meeting here today, said.

However, there was disappointment for rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput as he failed to make the team for Delhi Games but managed to get into the Asian Games squad.

"Sanjeev was not in good form earlier but he has been recovering and seems to be getting back in touch. I am happy that he could make the Asian Games," said Thomas.

Pistol shooter Samresh Jung, nicknamed 'Goldfinger' after his five gold, a silver and a bronze in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, has only qualified for standard pistol event for the upcoming edition.

In the double trap event, in the absence of Athens Olympics silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, who skipped the trials to protest the selection policy, the slot has been filled by upcoming shooter Asher Noria.

Ronjan Sodhi is the other shooter in the event. The trap event expectedly features former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu, who would be seen in action in both Commonwealth and Asian Games.

The women's team didn't offer many surprises with Tejaswini Sawant, who became the first ever Indian woman shooter to become a world champion by clinching the 50m Rifle prone Air Rifle gold in the Munich edition last month, getting the nod for both the Asian and Commonwealth Games.

The Teams:

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: MEN RIFLE: Abhinav Bindra, Hariom Singh, Gagan Narang, Imran Hassan Khan

MEN PISTOL: Deepak Sharma, Omkar Singh, Vijay Kumar, Gurpreet Singh, Samaresh Jung, C K Chaudhary, Harpreet Singh

MEN SHOTGUN: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, A D Peoples, Ronjon Sodhi, Asher Noria

WOMEN RIFLE: Suma Shirur, Kavitha Yadav, Meena Kumari, Tejaswini Sawant, Lajja Gauswami

WOMEN PISTOL: Anisa Sayyed, Rahi Sarnobat, Heena Sidhu, Annuraj Singh

WOMEN SHOTGUN: Seema Tomar, Shreyasi Singh ASIAN GAMES: MEN RIFLE: Hariom Singh, Gagan Narang, Surendra Singh Rathod, Imran Hasan Khan, Sanjeev Rajput, Abhinav Bidnra

MEN PISTOL: Deepak Sharma, Omkar Singh, Amanpreet Singh, Vijay Kumar, Rahul Panwar, Gurpreet Singh, Samaresh Jung, C K Chaudhary, Pemba Tamang, Harpreet Singh

MEN SHOTGUN: Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Mansher Singh, Zorawar Singh Sandhu, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, A D Peoples, Smit Singh, Ronjon Sodhi, Asher Noria, Vikram Bhatnagar

WOMEN RIFLE: Suma Shirur, Kavitha Yadav, Tejaswini Sawant, Meena Kumari, Lajja Gauswami, Chetanpreet Kaur Nilon

WOMEN PISTOL: Anisa SAyyed, Rahi Sarnobat, Annuraj Singh, Heena Sidhu, Shweta Chaudhary/ Sonia Rai

WOMEN SHOTGUN: Seema Tomar, Shreyasi Singh, Shagun Chowdhary, Aarti Singh Rao.

Read more: Bindra, Narang in India's CWG shooting team - Top Stories - Commonwealth Games - Events & Tournaments - Sports - The Times of India
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A really nice documentary on india's women atheletes participating in the commonwealth games! A must watch! :
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